Question 2 How does your media product represent particular social groups? My music magazine is designed to represent music and fashion; in how they both contrast one another. The aim of my magazine is to please music fans of the indie/pop culture, who are also interested in reading about lifestyles, advertisement and fashion. My demographics are aiming to mainly be a female audience, as from my research I learnt that women would be most interested in my type of magazine. Therefor making my TA women in their teens to young adults; with 100% of those to be students whether it’s at school, college or University. The qualities I have implied through my magazine for my TA are represented through everything I have added and left out of my magazine. The relatively formal language is used to speak to a middle class group of females; I choose to use a moderate use of formal language throughout my magazine as I understand my TA will be able to fully understand what is going on in the magazine; as the main TA is students, who will be used to elevated language. I did not include music jargon as the magazine is focusing on interviewing bands/artists of similar genre’s and not informing an audience on how to make an album, but where to buy the album. The use of colours I have used throughout my front cover, contents page and DPS are white, black and red. I decided to choose these colours as are commonly known as ‘unisex’ colours. Although my target audience is mainly women, it also has many aspects males will be interested in and isn’t just designed for women. Below on the left is my original image from my front cover. My image is a medium close up shot which focuses on the model’s eyes glaring into the camera. My model has her arms situated around her face and one hand touching her chin. Her pose is simple as she is staring straight forward with her face also straight on. To the left is a picture of Lara Stone on the front of Vogue. Her pose is quite similar as the pose of both models includes their arms touching their heads, and the other hand touching their face; both models are also facing front on to the camera to engage the reader who picks the magazine up. The model’s poses are both different in some aspects as the position they are both in is different. My model is facing frontwards, whilst the Vogue photo of Lara is angled slightly to the left, with her face just focused straight forward.
Published on Jan 30, 2014